Anyone want to learn how to make a vintage-style
paper mache black cat container the easy way?
Well, just follow Mary along!
First, all you need to do is cover a plastic Jack O'Lantern
container, usually found in dollar stores
or thrift shops, with paper mache. (or my favorite "Rigid Wrap").
Like Mary's glasses? There's no lenses. I popped them out.
She just wanted to be "stylish"!
Once you're done wrapping the Jack O'Lantern,
let it dry at least 24 hours. I also made
little babies ones!
Since we're making a cat, let's not
forget the ears. We simply cut some out
using the back of a cereal box and taped them
to the head.
Again, Mary covered with Rigid
Wrap and let it dry another 24 hours.
For those who don't know, Rigid Wrap
is a very thin mesh-like fabric that's
coated in plaster. I believe it's the same material
that was once used for making casts.
All you have to do is cut it, wet it, and
stick it on. As much as I'd like to use
newspapers, flour and water, my paper
mache never turned out well and I always
wound up hating working with it.
This stuff makes it fun and easy (as
you can clearly tell by Mary's expression.)
Once dried, paint the cat black and
And with some help from Mommy, Mary now
has herself a vintage-style Halloween container!
We plan on adding a wire handle to it, which
will add more texture and make it look
like an old trick-or-treat container.